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December 5th, 2009 at 1:36:02 PM permalink
Best place to check is a web site called Casino City. They provide very thorough information and allow those who have used the various casinos to write in their experiences. They also show a skull and cross bones next to those sites they believe to be rip offs (rogue) sites
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December 6th, 2009 at 5:45:00 PM permalink
The Wizard has a blacklist over at his main site wizardofodds.com and also reccomends casino city if memory serves.

He also has reviews of some of the main casino software used.
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December 7th, 2009 at 5:15:11 AM permalink
thanks croup Ill check it out
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December 7th, 2009 at 6:12:24 AM permalink
When it comes to choosing an online casino, nobody beats casinomeister! It has a very large and active forum, as well as the most definitive rogue and accredited list on the web. When I used to play online, I would only play at a casino listed in the accredited section. That way, if something went wrong, you could get in touch with one of the mods on the forums and they'll go and fight for you.

I don't think the wizard updates his blacklist anymore.
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December 14th, 2009 at 10:27:44 AM permalink
Cardsharp you are so right about casinomeister! By the way I was very very wrong about Casino City--They are an affiliate of BODOG! So I don't trust their independence. I tried to post something negative about BODOG and they wouldn't post it! So much for their credibility
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December 14th, 2009 at 5:06:34 PM permalink
Sportsbook..Doylesroom uses cake network, and both are a bogus sites full of bots, and site players. Also loaded with traps to lure players into betting big to lose to a underhand that before the turn card. Has 15% on the win. In which it wins a whopping 78%. The other trick they will play is on the river card. The river card is dealt , and it makes your pair into a 3 of a kind, or gives you a str8. But it also makes a flush, or fullhouse for a site player. Their's the pocket suits. followed by two more same suits on flop. Which keeps players betting to the end of the hand to lose to a pair of 4s. The pocket pairs that are jj or lower. I don't know how many times I have just folded pocket pairs on this sites. Never help from the board cards, and their is always a king or ace in the flop.

And this sites love to have a pair in their flops ( 10 7 10 ). Followed with k 8 9. ouch.....! Don't forget the small wheel. This is a good one. They know how new players over rate aces. So a new player gets A 2 in pocket. flop go like 3 9 4 . Turn card is A . and he bets on it. Then river is a 5. he have's it. A bigger bet is made by him. Then the bump raise comes across the table comes. He calls it. As he's counting he's chips. When 6 10 comes from across the table;/.
I wonder how much americain money is going from are ecomony to a foreign country. Because I've seen alot of russians pulling in some money.
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December 14th, 2009 at 5:19:26 PM permalink
True poker is the worst so far for me. Followed by pokerstars and Tilt poker. Which I haven't played in a year. Carbon poker not bad nor Bodog. Stay away from Sportsbook, and 5 Dimes. Also Doylesroom.
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December 14th, 2009 at 5:44:01 PM permalink
Quote: cardshark

When it comes to choosing an online casino, nobody beats casinomeister! It has a very large and active forum, as well as the most definitive rogue and accredited list on the web. When I used to play online, I would only play at a casino listed in the accredited section. That way, if something went wrong, you could get in touch with one of the mods on the forums and they'll go and fight for you.

I don't think the wizard updates his blacklist anymore.



CM is very corrupt and in the pocket of casinos. Years ago he was a player advocate but those days are long gone. If you have a problem with a casino it certainly doesn't hurt to PAB, the help you receive is highly dependent on which casino it is and Bryan's relationship with them.
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December 14th, 2009 at 5:45:59 PM permalink
To be safe I'd stick with Microgamings or established casinos like Victor Chandler, BWin, Unibet, etc. Most RTG's are shady, Bodog being the exception. There are a few good Playtech's however be warned if you cash out they will likely mail you a check instead of transfer the money to your ewallet.
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December 15th, 2009 at 4:41:58 AM permalink
can anyone tell me where the best online casino for texas hold-em, or any other poker table. That will post odds.. I have asked for simple odds. And nothing.
They must have some sort of info on this. And why not tell me? Casinos have no problem with giving odds out..


If not so. the close one that their software shuffles with just one 52 card deck..support told me about the RNG software. that it shuffles 6] 52 card decks. also it doesn't know which table the card will go to, or what player gets the card, or what cards are on that table. And i don't beleive all that random nonsense. And whats funny is my cell phone has texas hold-em game. that i trust more, and its more believable than these online casinos. yeah theirs no str8s , or fullhouse, or flushes in every 4 hand.
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December 15th, 2009 at 5:53:47 AM permalink
Jim
Thanks for the info.
You mentioned to stay away from rtg casino with the exception of BODOG

BODOG is pulling some pretty shady stunts too these days especially related to deposits.

When I went to make a deposit up popped the ewallet express site vs a list of deposit methods.
I finally was able to remove the ewallet page and put in my credit card number and a message came back that it was rejected and once again I was taken to the ewallet page. I called my Master Card bank and on checking their records they never received any debit request from BODOG nor had they rejected and debits within the last 6 months. I called ewallet and some bimbett telephone clerk there spilled her guts to me about ewallets new relationship with BODOG telling me you will never have a problem depositing to BODOG if you use us because we spiff them for each referral we get.

Ewallet of course charges very high fees to the consumer for using their service so it's a rip off for the average consumer.

What a scam---BODOG gets paid by ewallet vs having to pay the 3% fee master card would charge.
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December 15th, 2009 at 4:21:04 PM permalink
Quote: zippedup

Jim
Thanks for the info.
You mentioned to stay away from rtg casino with the exception of BODOG

BODOG is pulling some pretty shady stunts too these days especially related to deposits.

When I went to make a deposit up popped the ewallet express site vs a list of deposit methods.
I finally was able to remove the ewallet page and put in my credit card number and a message came back that it was rejected and once again I was taken to the ewallet page. I called my Master Card bank and on checking their records they never received any debit request from BODOG nor had they rejected and debits within the last 6 months. I called ewallet and some bimbett telephone clerk there spilled her guts to me about ewallets new relationship with BODOG telling me you will never have a problem depositing to BODOG if you use us because we spiff them for each referral we get.

Ewallet of course charges very high fees to the consumer for using their service so it's a rip off for the average consumer.

What a scam---BODOG gets paid by ewallet vs having to pay the 3% fee master card would charge.
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I don't know anything about Ewallet Express but why would they pay Bodog? Casinos pay a fee to e-wallets not the other way around. Moneybookers and Neteller don't charge you for deposits but they do charge the casinos a percentage. Perhaps Ewallet Express is different but I don't know why they would be.

A more logical explanation of why your credit card wouldn't go through yet they never had a debit request is that most processors immediately deny casinos and poker sites based on the code which indicated you are trying to make a gambling charge. The chargeback rate is very high for these transactions plus the legality in some countries is in question. As a result it is very difficult to deposit with credit cards.
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December 16th, 2009 at 7:17:58 AM permalink
I have no experience with net teller or money booker. I do with ewallet express. They charge the depositor. Example $150 deposit yields me a net $137 deposit--over 8%!!! If you are still skeptical go to there website and see it's ewalletexpress.com

Because they do make so much on the deposits from the consumer they want all the business they can get and therefore spiff the websites to bring them more customers.

The casino makes out because they avoid having to pay credit card charges--usually 3% or so and ewallet is happy because they at an 8.6% depositor charge they can afford to spiff the casino because they want all the business they can get.
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December 29th, 2009 at 7:32:01 AM permalink
Quote: zippedup

Jim
Thanks for the info.
You mentioned to stay away from rtg casino with the exception of BODOG

BODOG is pulling some pretty shady stunts too these days especially related to deposits.

When I went to make a deposit up popped the ewallet express site vs a list of deposit methods.
I finally was able to remove the ewallet page and put in my credit card number and a message came back that it was rejected and once again I was taken to the ewallet page. I called my Master Card bank and on checking their records they never received any debit request from BODOG nor had they rejected and debits within the last 6 months. I called ewallet and some bimbett telephone clerk there spilled her guts to me about ewallets new relationship with BODOG telling me you will never have a problem depositing to BODOG if you use us because we spiff them for each referral we get.

Ewallet of course charges very high fees to the consumer for using their service so it's a rip off for the average consumer.

What a scam---BODOG gets paid by ewallet vs having to pay the 3% fee master card would charge.
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December 29th, 2009 at 8:24:45 AM permalink
With respect to eWalletXpress, it is a Canadian company.

The rates are similar to Western Union which charges you $86 to transfer $1,000 to a person from the US to US or Canada.

For folks in the US, options are indeed limited. You can't fund a casino using credit cards or debit cards so your only choice is to use a 3rd party company operating outside of the United States. In their legalese, they state that they have no control over who gets paid meaning that you fund the account and you pay the account. I am fairly certain that the owners of eWalletXpress would probably get arrested if they set foot in the United States.

Yes, they do charge an 8.8% to "instantly" fund your deposit account, in which the agency getting paid probably receives nothing. However, there are other funding options which are less instantaneous and less expensive: Basic Checking costs $10 for transactions up to $750 but take 5 business days. Money orders are free. Withdrawals cost 10% so I imagine the online casinos would pay by check.

Inotherwords, they are ripping you off, but their fees are comparable to other barely legal operations. Paypal only charges 2.9% to the merchant.

Of course the solution would be to make online gambling legal. The only way they will let this happen is if they collect state and federal taxes on every dollar that you deposit.
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December 29th, 2009 at 9:03:26 AM permalink
Just to keep you up to date...
Credit cards can now be used to fund Gambling in the US without concern. In fact for years I have been using Amex and Master Card without incident. Amex went through 100% of the time and Master Card was a function of the rules of each specific Bank. One of my MC cards always went through and one would never go through. Even at BODOG prior to their making deals with EWallet lolol.

Now it is even easier to use credit cards here. A bill was supposed to be put in place to totally negate both credit card use and even ACH deposits( direct from your checking account)on December 1 of 2009. The bill was put on hold for 6 months so that Congress has time to consider if they want to legalize OLG. Once the bill was delayed all the card companies modified their rules to allow debits for Gambling. Now all of my credit cards accept debits from casinos.
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February 4th, 2011 at 2:53:27 PM permalink
Quote: 40487

can anyone tell me where the best online casino for texas hold-em, or any other poker table. That will post odds.. I have asked for simple odds. And nothing.
They must have some sort of info on this. And why not tell me? Casinos have no problem with giving odds out..


I dont know is betvoyager the best online casino for casino hold-em but they has a no house edge version for each game. I has checked their rules and found that no house edge version has a highest payouts for several combinations.
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February 12th, 2011 at 10:58:40 PM permalink
Bodog are the best RTG on the internet imo.
One of the reasons being is that Wizard will help mediate if you have a problem at Bodog.
(Only if you used his links to sign up.)
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February 13th, 2011 at 1:42:17 PM permalink
As for casino Blackjack here is one interestingly behaving blackjack game (Vip Golden Club). Try it in fun mode:

http://www.vipgoldenclub.net/launch_game.php?game=20&mode=fun
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